Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review #53 - Invisible I (Amanda Project #1) by Stella Lennon/Melissa Kantor

Amanda Valentino turned ordinary life into an adventure. Now she's missing. 

Callie, Nia and Hal have one thing in common: they were chosen by Amanda to be her guide at Endeavour High. But when Amanda first arrived, she told Callie that when she starts at a new school she only ever picks one person to help her out. Why did Amanda lie? And where is she now? 
Following the clues that Amanda left behind, Callie, Hal and Nia try to piece together what happened to the girl who changed their lives.....

My Rating: 4/5 

This is not the type of book that I thought I was going to like. With the whole website idea, I just thought it would be over commercialised. Which it was. Although, it didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would. 

I liked how at the end of the book, the website incorporates itself in the story. That was the only thing I liked about the end of the book. 

None of the mysteries unfolded throughout the book were ever solved, and don't look like being solved anytime soon. I found I was more interested in Callie's mothers disappearance than Amanda's. 

I liked the pictures and scribbles throughout the book, they added details that words couldn't, and they weren't big enough to divert focus from the actual story.

Callie was well written, but the rest were all very one dimensional. The second book in the series is told from Hal's point-of-view so he will probably develop then. 

I didn't like the I-girls clique, I just thought they were all stereotyped, and had no real personalities. They never really stood apart from one another.

This book reminded me alot of Paper Towns by John Green.

This book is supposed to be an eight book series, but I think it probably would have been better suited as a one off, although I am looking forward to reading book two.

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